Ida Planes, with youngest sons Jackie and Ronnie (Jack and Ronald), at the Planes home just east of T’Sou-ke First Nation Reserve, 1935.
Ida raised her children and grandchildren to value and continually practice their culture, keeping it alive for future generations.
Courtesy of the Sooke Region Historical Society (#678)
Courtesy of the Sooke Region Historical Society
This audio clip is an excerpt from an interview with Granny Ida Planes from the Sooke Region Museum’s Collection, made in 1977.
Ida: You start on the nose. You want me to tell the face now? Okay, what you call the nose. ṈEḴSEN (ŋə́qsən). What you call the mouth? ŦOŦEN (θáθən). I’m talking Indian. What’s it called, the eye. ḴELEṈ¸ (qə́ləŋ̕). And what’s it called, the eyebrows. ŦOṈEN (θáŋən). What’s it called, the ears? ₭ELEN¸ (q̕ʷə́lən̕). And what else, now? What part of the face?
Ida: Oh, the eyes! ḴELEṈ¸ (qə́ləŋ̕). And then, about the hair: SIÁTEN (siʔétən).